The Great Outdoors: The Oregon Desert Trail

Even for an avid hiker, the Oregon Desert Trail is no joke. It stretches all the way from Bend to Steens Mountain. This week, Brian Jennings introduces us to local women who have hiked the entire trail.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Pacific Crest Trail Closures Force Hikers to Take Alternative Route

This summer’s wildfires are also having an impact on some people who are trying to scratch a trip of a lifetime off their bucket lists and you may have noticed an increase in the number of hikers walking along Highway 97 in recent weeks.

Central Oregon Daily’s Tim Wehde noticed it too, and he went with Chris Biggs to talk to some of those hikers.